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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, NH
Trails
Trails: Livermore Trail, Scaur Ridge Trail, Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 23, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parking well plowed at livermore trailhead. was icy in the morning, but better by afternoon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 6 inches of new snow at the parking lot. a bit wet and sticky low, but pretty nice powder higher up. thick ice on livermore trail under the new snow. we hiked to the edge most of the way to avoid it. trail had been groomed on our return and the snow was adhering better to the ice, but it still let loose in spots. beyond the tripyramid loop trail we had the nice fresh snow to ourselves until our return from middle peak. depths varied at times, but 6 inches is a good average. scaur ridge trail was real nice with the new snow and had little or no ice underneath. a bit less snow depth on the steeps on pinebend which also had a fair bit of hidden ice. was negotiable with care and after being tracked out by ourselves and others later the descent was much easier than we were expecting it to be. between the peaks there was some hidden ice, especially near the summit of middle peak.


pinebend brook trail from the kanc has been broken out by a few people as of today and one group even ventured up the north slide. we never met up with them to ask how it was.


we wore snowshoes all day. up high on north peak crampons might not be a bad idea especially for the descent. same holds true for a couple places on middle. with care we got by ok with snowshoes, but if i were going up again tomorrow i'd probably bring my crampons.
first real snowshoe of the year. was surprised by the snow depth at the parking lot this morning given the forecast, but it was nice to get the shoes on and start finding our winter legs. some intermittent snow during the day and some interesting skies later in the afternoon. thanks to cynthia for a nice hike.

 
Name
Name: bryan 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bryancuddihee@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-12-23 
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